3 Most important things for your PRESS | Press to handstand | The Art of Handbalancing

3 Most important things for your PRESS | Press to handstand | The Art of Handbalancing


Hello everyone,

These are my most important tips for you if you are working on your press to handstand. For more indepth explanations I have made a three part series called press to handstand in my Vimeo library: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/handstandlibrary

I hope this is helpful and have a lovely day xx

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Videos covering pre-requisites to skills in this video:
Straddle Press


One arm Handstand Tutorial part 1

In Part 1 we are working towards assisted one arm fingertip holds. I explain the basic fundamentals of my balance concept and walk you through several exercises to reach a comfortable and efficient technique, to be able to go to Fingertip assisted one arm handstand holds. You are going to get an understanding of alignment and bodyawarniss as well as several drills to work with. Musik Friedenstaube by Sascha Ende Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/286-friedenstaube License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

David Ebel
Straddle Kickup → Straddle Press

Key Drills for Learning to Press to Handstand

As promised! Here are my 5 top drills for press handstand. Shoulder, wrist and hamstring warmup are key so you can straight legs and arms as much as possible. #presshandstand #presstohandstand #questforthepress #handstands #circuslife #dailypractice #inversions #ianshandstandtips

Ian Borukhovich
Straddle Kickup → Straddle Press

Jump to low H2H

The jump to low hand to hand is the most direct entrance to the skill and prepares the partnership for higher level hand to hand skills in both L-basing and standing acrobatics. In this video we review our thoughts on consistency of the grip, directionality of the jump and mindset/responsibilities for each roll.

Sean Langhaus
Straddle Kickup → Straddle Press